Ralf Rangnick makes big Man United change as masterplan starts to take shape

Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick has continued to reshape the club behind-the-scenes.

The German boss has now made his third appointment to his backroom staff – and his latest appointment will fulfill a very important role and aim to correct a glaring issue the club had under previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rangnick has also forced a rethink when it comes to one player’s departure in next month’s January transfer window and it may show just where his priorities lie.

And with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone linked with taking the top job at Old Trafford on a full-time basis, Cristiano Ronaldo’s thoughts on the Argentinian coach have come to light.

Ronaldo’s thoughts on Simeone

Reports coming out of Spain have suggested United could move for Diego Simeone as they look for someone to take up the manager’s job on a permanent basis from next summer.

Spanish outlet Fichajes reports United could move for the Atleti coach, and star man Cristiano Ronaldo has already made his feelings about his former La Liga rival very clear.

Ronaldo has appeared in an upcoming Amazon documentary about the life of Simeone with the pair having regualarly come up against each other during the Portugal international’s time at Real Madrid.

And Ronaldo has now spoken out of his deep admiration for the Argentine boss.

Rangnick’s priority becomes clearer

Ralf Rangnick appears set to show his faith in United full-back Diogo Dalot after taking him off the market for the upcoming January transfer window.

Dalot had reportedly been a target for former United boss Jose Mourinho at his new club AS Roma, although Rangnick now wishes to keep the player.

United had been interested in bringing England international Kieran Trippier to Old Trafford as cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka but Rangnick’s decision may show a change in preference in the Red Devils’ first XI.

And it could show just how the new boss wants to change things at the club going forward.

Change made to address glaring issue

Ralf Rangnick’s latest change at Old Trafford could help fix a glaring issue the club had under former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Many on the outside looking in, including club legends such as Rio Ferdinand, had criticised United for lacking a clearly identifiable style of play.

But new coach Ewan Sharp could address that exact problem.

During his time working within the Red Bull system, details of his role came to light – and it may just get United fans very excited.